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February 28th: Startup Engineering Lessons from Facebook and Paypal

We’re starting the year off with a return to the core issues that face startups. First up: engineering.

We’re pleased that Yishan Wong has agreed to be interviewed on starting, building and nurturing startup engineering organizations. He’s got some insight into these issues as he was Director of Engineering at Facebook. From 2005 to 2010, he worked on many of Facebook’s key challenges: mobile, ads, payments, platform, applications, hiring and internationalization. He’s currently spending time at Sunfire Offices, a co-working space in Mountain View that he co-founded. He started his professional career as a Senior Engineering Manager at PayPal.

You can get a sense of Yishan’s perspectives on startups and engineering at Quora or about his background at TechCrunch.
Dave McClure will lead a lively interview with Yishan on topics such as recruiting and hiring, Yishan’s pre-Facebook social dating site, mentoring engineering managers and the engineer’s way to scale a business.

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Startup2Startup is a group of Silicon Valley geeks, entrepreneurs, & investors dedicated to educating and helping the next generation of internet startups. We meet monthly over dinner to discuss relevant topics in technology & entrepreneurship, connect with new people, and share knowledge & experience.
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